I have another terrific blog to share with you: HELLOmynameisHeather!
1. Heather's fabric designs are exquisite and happy.
I believe that looking at beautiful objects, whether fabric, paintings, or flower beds, coaxes us into a 'dare to dream' frame of mind.
2. Because Heather has gifts that I don't have -- apparel design, styling, photography -- I don't even begin to go to the place of anti-bounty. I just feel delight when I look at her work.
We can only be systergistic, helping one another as we dare to dream, when we appreciate others' competencies, as well as our own.
3. Heather's work inspires me to create. In 4th grade, I learned how to sew. I loved buying fabric at San Jose's Pruneyard Mall, and in the succeeding days rushing home from school to sew. What a sense of satisfaction I derived from making something and wearing it: I still remember the first thing I made -- a sailor dress out of blue denim kettle cloth. I wore it on the first day of 5th grade.
Because I was so captivated by Heather's blog, I can't help but wonder if what I see there is tapping into something more profound than looking at beautiful fabric. Could it be that her work is a tangible reminder to me (to us?) of how much joy we can have as we create -- whether it's an object, an event, or our lives.
What kinds of things do you do to put you in the frame of mind to dream?
What did you love to do as a child? Are you still doing it? If you aren't, what about that activity did you love? Is is transferable?
Could this cherished childhood activity provide any clues about what you dream of doing?
Is there a website or blog that inspires you to dare to dream? What is it?
P.S. Thank you to Macy Robison for introducing me to Heather Bailey's work, and to Typepad Featured blog for the re-introduction.